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Weapons search takes back seat to hunt for guerillas

smh, US officials, anxious to step up the battle against guerillas in Iraq, are looking to transfer intelligence analysts from the search for weapons of mass destruction. The Pentagon's senior spokesman, Larry Di Rita, ruled out any change in mission […]

Canada: Strykers 'exactly' what soldiers need: general, The chief of Canada's land forces is defending the light-armoured vehicles set to replace the country's aging fleet of tanks amid criticism the new vehicles, know as Strykers, could put “Canadian lives at risk.” “A lot of the commentary […]

South Africa – Opens Joint Defence Symposium

, South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief Siphiwe Nyanda officially opened the 4th South African Joint Air Defence Symposium in Pretoria today. The symposium aims to provide a forum for people in the air defence sector to exchange information […]

Australia: Defence signs deal for sub sonars

AAP, Defence signed a $23 million contract with Thales Underwater Systems for new sonar equipment for the navy's Collins class submarines. The contract is the fourth to be signed under the replacement combat system project which received government approval last […]

Canada: Expand Forces to 80,000, Defence Institute recommends

The Ottawa Citizen, The Canadian Forces should be expanded to 80,000 full-time personnel to meet growing international military demands in a changing world, says a report to be released today by six leading Canadian foreign policy experts. Most of those […]

US bolstering Taiwan's defence: Report

PTI, WASHINGTON : The US is increasingly distrustful of Beijing 's long-term intentions towards Taiwan and is bolstering Taiwan 's ability to defend itself against China , media reported on Thursday. The Bush administration has quietly embarked on an ambitious […]

Finland: Decision on NATO membership should be made in spring

Helsingin Sanomat , The next government report on Finnish security and defence policy is due to come out in the spring of 2004. According to Defence Minister Seppo K

UAV Market to Top $10 Billion over Next Decade

Forecast International, NEWTOWN, Conn. — The market for unmanned air vehicles that perform reconnaissance and surveillance missions is expected to be worth $10.6 billion over the next 10 years, according to Forecast International

VT Starts Type 45 Production At Portsmouth

Royal Navy, Warship building returned to Portsmouth Naval Base after more than 35 years today (Monday, October 27) when production work started at the VT Group

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